November 30

This Day in History

2005

First Human Face Transplant

"On this day in 2005, top French maxillofacial surgeon Bernard Devauchelle, with the assistance of Jean-Michel Dubernard, performed the world's first ever partial face transplant (on a living human at … (more...)

1886

Folies Bergère Stages First Revue

Once a hall for operettas, pantomime, and political meetings, Les Folies Bergère in Paris introduces an elaborate revue featuring women in sensational costumes. The highly popular "Place aux Jeunes" … (more...)

1630

16,000 Venetians Die of Plague This Month

"On this month in 1630, 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died of the Italian Plague. The Italian Plague of 1629-1631 was one of the last outbreaks of the centuries-long pandemic of bubonic plague, … (more...)